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15th Sep '16 9:03:39 PM Omeganian
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* In Soviet short ''[[http://eralash.ru/video/%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BC%D1%8C-%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B7-%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%8C Measure Seven Times]]'' a schoolboy takes the proverb "measure 7 times, cut once" [[NotHyperbole too literally]] and makes a stool 7 times larger.[[note]]The general view of the stool appears at 2:28.[[/note]]

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* In Soviet short ''[[http://eralash.ru/video/%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BC%D1%8C-%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B7-%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%8C Measure Seven Times]]'' a schoolboy takes the proverb "measure 7 times, cut once" [[NotHyperbole too literally]] and makes a stool 7 times larger.[[note]]The general view of the stool appears at 2:28.[[/note]]




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* In the Soviet ''{{Series/Yeralash}}'' short ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XiIl_qxnNk Measure Seven Times]]'' a schoolboy takes the proverb "measure 7 times, cut once" [[NotHyperbole too literally]] and makes a stool 7 times larger.[[note]]The general view of the stool appears at 2:28.[[/note]]
19th Jun '16 12:47:05 PM billybobfred
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->'''Beauty''': Wait a minute. "Twenty KILOGRAMS"?! I thought it was twenty GRAMS...!
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->'''Beauty''': -->'''Beauty''': Wait a minute. "Twenty KILOGRAMS"?! I thought it was twenty GRAMS...!
->'''''[KABOOM!]'''''
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19th Jun '16 12:46:50 PM billybobfred
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* In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue of ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', Beauty and Dandy are shown trying to break into a safe using ''twenty kilograms of gunpowder''.
->'''Beauty''': Wait a minute. "Twenty KILOGRAMS"?! I thought it was twenty GRAMS...!
->'''''[KABOOM!]'''''
8th May '16 5:11:07 PM nombretomado
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* A ''{{Garfield}}'' strip had Jon asking Garfield about the right amount of chili powder to add to a dish that he was making. The resulting amount caused the entire dish to go poof (It might have been intentional, as Garfield then tells Jon to pitch it all out and order a pizza).

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* A ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip had Jon asking Garfield about the right amount of chili powder to add to a dish that he was making. The resulting amount caused the entire dish to go poof (It might have been intentional, as Garfield then tells Jon to pitch it all out and order a pizza).



* ''HeyArnold'': When the town tries to bake the world-record largest pizza puff, Sid accidentally adds an absurdly large amount of baking soda because he reads "tsp" (for "teaspoon") as meaning "ten square pounds", resulting in a massive pizzasplosion.
* ''TheSimpsons'': Homer is in the basement trying to invent something. He works out a few equations on the chalkboard, hammers, saws, welds, and finally [[EpicFail blows up the basement]]. Walking over to a chart, he changes a "greater than" sign to a "less than" sign, and goes back to work. (This causes an even ''bigger'' explosion, and on the next review he finds and erases the "Dynamite" component from the diagram.)

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* ''HeyArnold'': ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': When the town tries to bake the world-record largest pizza puff, Sid accidentally adds an absurdly large amount of baking soda because he reads "tsp" (for "teaspoon") as meaning "ten square pounds", resulting in a massive pizzasplosion.
* ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer is in the basement trying to invent something. He works out a few equations on the chalkboard, hammers, saws, welds, and finally [[EpicFail blows up the basement]]. Walking over to a chart, he changes a "greater than" sign to a "less than" sign, and goes back to work. (This causes an even ''bigger'' explosion, and on the next review he finds and erases the "Dynamite" component from the diagram.)
15th Apr '16 3:47:36 PM Jhonny
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* Several of the disasters depicted on shows such as AirCrashInvestigation, {{Mayday}}, Seconds From Disaster, and similar, are the result of mismeasurement. Plane and train crashes, explosions, building collapses - it's all a result of someone, at some point, measuring something ''very'' wrong.

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* Several of the disasters depicted on shows such as AirCrashInvestigation, {{Mayday}}, Seconds From Disaster, and similar, are the result of mismeasurement. Plane and train crashes, explosions, building collapses - it's all a result of someone, at some point, measuring something ''very'' wrong.
wrong. In some cases, the measurement was actually correct, but dismissed as unrealistically low/high.
24th Mar '16 5:58:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''JonathanCreek'': In "Angel Hair", Jonathan is designing an illusion that centers around sawing a ventriloquist dummy in half. As the trick requires extra sets of feet for the dummy, he tells the dummy maker to be sure dummy has twelve feet. The dummy maker ends up delivering a 12 foot tall dummy.
* An episode of ''TheCosbyShow'' had Theo ask his older sister if she could tailor a fake designer shirt for him (he had previously claimed he owned one in order to impress a girl). Her measurements are off, resulting in the shirt having mismatched sleeves among other problems.

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* ''JonathanCreek'': ''Series/JonathanCreek'': In "Angel Hair", Jonathan is designing an illusion that centers around sawing a ventriloquist dummy in half. As the trick requires extra sets of feet for the dummy, he tells the dummy maker to be sure dummy has twelve feet. The dummy maker ends up delivering a 12 foot tall dummy.
* An episode of ''TheCosbyShow'' ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' had Theo ask his older sister if she could tailor a fake designer shirt for him (he had previously claimed he owned one in order to impress a girl). Her measurements are off, resulting in the shirt having mismatched sleeves among other problems.
18th Mar '16 11:19:30 PM Hossmeister
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9th Jul '15 2:18:01 PM JediGoalie30
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* In ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[HyperCompetentSidekick Al]] remarks that [[TheKlutz Tim's]] philosophy is "Never measure, cut yourself."
3rd Jul '15 4:37:27 PM Lopiny
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* This was a feature of many of Bergholt Stuttley "Bloody Stupid" Johnson's inventions on the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''.

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* This was a feature of many of Bergholt Stuttley "Bloody Stupid" Johnson's inventions on the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''.
''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. For a sample, his Colossus of Ankh-Morpork is currently carried in the Museum Curator's pocket for when tourists ask to see it, and a matching set of salt and pepper shakers he designed is currently in use as a grain silo.
26th Jun '14 6:58:35 AM theAdeptRogue
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* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', maid Maylene misread the instruction label of a detergent due to her poor eyesight, and used 30 cups instead of the required 3, causing a huge, bubbly mess.
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